May 1st – NYC #Right2Work Dinner

Coming up on May 1st in NYC, we will be hosting our first #Right2Work dinner to branch out of Philadelphia. We are grateful for your support of our local dinners, and are looking forward to the opportunity to advocate for our message on a national scale!

Please note that the RSVP list for this event is full. Email right2workinvites@gmail.com to be placed on our waiting list.

We thank you for coming out and joining us for the meals prepared by the many chefs who have generously donated their resources and the performances, panels, speakers, discussions, and other happenings at our dinners in Philly. We hope that you have enjoyed and gained knowledge from sharing these evenings with us. We now ask for your help in bringing this message to a wider audience. Please tell your NYC friends! We need to get to as many people who may be able to attend as possible come out in support of the May Day strike and help gain traction for #Right2Work’s national expansion!

WHO: #Right2Work

WHAT: Dinner, film, panel, performance, and discussion

WHERE: Downtown Art, 70 East Fourth Street New York, NY 10003

WHEN: May 1st, 2017, International Workers’ Day

6:15 PM – Doors

6:30 PM – Documentary

7:00 PM – Concert

8:00 PM – Dinner and panel

WHY: In solidarity with #ADayWithoutImmigrants and the movement to protect the rights of undocumented immigrants

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May 1 General Strike – Participating Restaurants!

We are gathering steam for a city-wide strike in support of immigrant rights on May 1, 2017. Building on the recent day without immigrants, we want to send a strong message about how crucial immigrant labor and rights are to our city, its economy, and make it clear that the Philadelphia restaurant community supports the lives of all Philadelphians. There will be a big party that day at Bok in South Philly to celebrate immigrant workers and all the restaurants who close for the day.

We’re gathering names of restaurants that are willing to close May 1 in solidarity. Have a conversation with restaurants around you and add your results here! And, support the strike by cooking at home or coming to the party – don’t eat out!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CMQSzlwdXqphg_wuYQPxiMYAAjE2MMdjSUUaFkVwGSM/edit?usp=sharing

Want some ideas about what to say? See below!


CANVASSING SCRIPT

Ask for the manager, chef, or owner of the restaurant!

I’m part of a group of concerned Philadelphians gathering steam for a city-wide strike in support of immigrant rights on May 1. Building on the recent day without immigrants, we want to send a strong message about how crucial immigrant labor and rights are to our city, its economy, and make it clear that the Philadelphia restaurant community supports the lives of all Philadelphians. Are you willing to close May 1 in solidarity? There will be a big party that day at Bok in South Philly to celebrate immigrant workers and all the restaurants who close for the day. Can we count on you to close May 1?

If they express doubt about doing this:

Lots of your peer restaurants have already committed to close – Le Virtu, Sate Kampar, South Philly Barbacoa, and Hungry Pigeon are examples. We will be funneling lots of positive press to restaurants who make commitments to close. It’s your responsibility to stand up for your staff and other workers whose rights are being threatened every day. Can we count you in?

If they suggest they can’t lose the revenue:

South Philly Barbacoa’s nonprofit, the Popular Alliance for Undocumented Workers’ Rights made some donation jars for restaurants who want to close to raise money to cover costs – would that help you commit? Remember, May 1 is also a Monday, so its probably one of your slower days, right?